We update the situation in Haiti, where President Jovenel Moise’s steep hike in the cost of fuel—to comply with International Monetary Fund austerity measures—set off a violent rebellion, now in its second week. Although Moise backed off the fuel hikes, the people’s discontent with a corrupt and incompetent government continues to fuel their rage. They want Moise out.
Kim Ives, veteran journalist, prizewinning documentarian and editor of the English edition of the news weekly Haïti Liberté, gives us an update on the fluid situation in Haiti.
This Sunday, June 15, brings an end to one of the world’s greatest sporting events—the FIFA World Cup. Hosted by Russia at a cost of $14.2 billion, it is the most expensive World Cup ever, and the most successful and most popular. It also has been quite political, tinged by the impact of immigration.
Soccer/football /World Cup fan Gilbert Mercier, filmmaker, cofounder and editor-in-chief of News Junkie Post and author of The Orwellian Empire, touched on the subject in a conversation Leid Stories had with him yesterday. We add to the discussion–on this and related issues–today.